We need 2-3 volunteers for an aquatic planting project at Barton Springs Pool on Thursday, Nov. 16 (9am to noon-ish). Funded with a grant from Austin Parks Foundation, volunteers will help Aaron Schad (Restoration Program/Project Consultant) prepare and install native plants in the pool under the knowledgeable guidance of city staff from Watershed and PARD.
If interested, please contact Mike Cannatti (email@example.com)
OK, it’s not the last cleaning ever, but it is the season finale cleaning event for Barton Springs Pool this year.
For this last event, we’ll dispense with the red tape and shift sign-up rigamarole, but we’re expecting GREAT BIG flippity turnout from the good folks at Benchmark Recovery, Austin Youthworks, and our stalwart supporters at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company, so we look forward to seeing you at the Springs!
Volunteers can help clean Barton Springs Pool by push-brooming shallow end gunk and algae into the giant sucking vortex at the pool drain, scrubbing the pool side steps and wall, yanking weeds from the lovely lawn, removing /clipping/destroying/napalming Ligustrum from the (poison-ivy infested area behind the diving board), aerating and weed the gardens, spreading mulch, and other do-goodie type stuff to help tend the pool area. All this hard work helps contribute to the cleaning, well-being, and beautification of Barton Springs Pool.
Bring your happy and helpful attitude, and we’ll have pizza and snacks, refreshments, and one amazing immersive experience for giving a little back to Barton Springs!!!
Due to inclement weather, the Living Springs retrospective screening scheduled for tomorrow (August 8) has been moved “indoors” to the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (ABGB), 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704. Presented in conjunction with the Save Our Springs Alliance and the Save Barton Creek Association, this special screening marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Save Our Springs Ordinance, and will include special remarks from Brigid Shea, former head of S.O.S. and current Travis County Commissioner. Come learn some important Austin history about Austin’s favorite swimming hole!
Ground is the first documentary produced by Austin-based media producer, Karen Kocher. Although low-tech and a student project, the video nonetheless recounts some important history in the citizen-efforts to protect the Springs.
Come raise a glass with us.
At this great place called Barton Springs Pool,
deep water flows so clear and so cool,
but to keep the pool clean,
we need volunteer teams
to brush broom the city’s crown jewel!
Every first Thursday, Friends of Barton Springs Pool hosts three two-hour shifts, starting at 9:00, 11:00 and 1:00, so please join us this next Thursday (July 6) for a refreshing day of volunteer work to keep Barton Springs Pool the best that it can be. All volunteers are welcome to push-broom the pool bottom clean while we sing our happy tune as we help to put a shine on our jewel of Austin, Barton Springs Pool.